I've been posting some blogs over the past 7 months or so with images of outer space, the planets and beyond. I want to share a few images that I consider stunning with the denizens of Gaire for their pleasure. After all, I have to live up to my status as Gaire's resident astronomer.
Eagle Nebula - Stars are being formed inside the giant pillars of gas
The Sombrero Galaxy - note its prominent dust band
The Crab Nebula - The remains of a star that went supernova in 1054
Betelgeuse - The giant red star. The first ever star to have its
surface directly imaged
The Antennae Galaxies - Two spiral galaxies in the process of collision
The Horsehead Nebula
Anyone interested in looking at beautiful outer space images are artwork at an inexpensive price should check out the Fall 2008 issue of Discover
magazine - it's a special edicion titled Discover Presents The Whole Universe
and is well worth picking up a copy. Borders in Blanchardstown have copies in stock.